Sunday, July 22, 2018

Katie Muth for State Senate

Katie Muth is the Democratic candidate in the 44th State Senate District.  The district includes parts of Montgomery and Berks Counties.  There is a map of it on her website.  Like many first time candidates in 2018 she decided to become involved after the 2016 presidential election.  ‘We elected a sexual predator to our presidency and that was really hard for me as a victim of rape,’ she said. ‘It really infuriated me that we were willing to overlook this.  That was the final straw for me.” (Shuey).  She was involved in starting the Indivisible Mid-Montco group and is the current chair.

Muth works as an athletic trainer at a local university and is also a part-time instructor in anatomy and kinesiology.  She graduated from Penn State and then went out of state for a graduate degree in her field.  Her training included an internship with the Pittsburgh Steelers.  She and her husband live in Royersford.  After running unopposed in the Democratic primary she will face Republican incumbent John Rafferty in November.

According to her website her priorities are:  property tax relief, quality and affordable healthcare for all, rejuvenating our public school system, balanced government, security, and progress. 


Burns, Alexander and Alan Blinder.  “Long dominant in statehouse, Republicans brace for energized Dems,” The State (Columbia, SC) 4 February 2018

Devlin, Eric.  “Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Gale spars with Planned Parenthood advocaes.  Delaware County Daily Times 7 Sept 2017

Shuey, Karen.  “Berks voters have a chance to put more women in state, congressional seats.”  Reading Eagle 28 May 2018

Tumulty, Karen.  “Women running for office have to run uphill.”  Patriot-News (Harrisburg) 22 May 2018

Personal note for anyone researching this candidate, there are a number of Katie Muths in the area and it takes some effort to disambiguate them.  One is in a similar line of work, so it can be very confusing.  It would be easy to quickly google the name and cut and paste statements found online but accuracy requires more attention to detail.  While this is a short post it took several hours to compile.

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